Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and it is therefore unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Distribution

Trithemis annulata is one of the most widespread and common species in Africa, Arabia and in the Mediterranean countries. Its eastern limit is in Iran, where it begins to be replaced by its Asian close relative T. aurora.

Population trend

Trend

This species is widespread and very abundant throughout its range. It is expanding its range to the north due to the present global warming.

Threats

Trithemis annulata is not under threat at the global scale, although local declines and extinctions may occur due to habitat destruction and water pollution.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.

Conservation

This species does not need conservation actions but new information on its genetic variability and its relation to closely related taxa would be welcome.

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